Nishimura & Asahi

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Attorney profiles : Partners

Kozo Kawai

  • Partners
Admitted
  • Japan(1988, voluntarily deregistered in 1995 and readmitted in 1997)
Specializations

Actual cases

2014-2015 Acquisition of Toll Holdings Limited by JAPAN POST Co., Ltd.
2014 KDDI Corporation - Sumitomo Corporation
2013 Business integration between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and Hitachi, Ltd. on thermal power generation systems.

Education

1984 The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
1988 Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
1993 Columbia University School of Law (LL.M.)
1994 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (LL.M., EC Law, magna cum laude)

Professional experience

1984-1985 Research Associate (Joshu) of The University of Tokyo
1994-1995 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Brussels
1995-1997 Deputy Director, Trade Agreement Administration Division, WTO Affairs, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Tokyo
2002-2004 Ad hoc Member of Industrial Property Council
2003-2013 Ad hoc Member of Industrial Structure Council
2006- Lecturer, University of Tokyo, School of Law

Publications

Sep 2015 Articles GCR Know how - Antimonopoly & Unilateral Conduct 2015 (Japan Chapter)

GCR Know how - Antimonopoly & Unilateral Conduct 2015

Aug 2015 Articles The Dominance and Monopolies Review - Third Edition - (Japan Chapter)

The Dominance and Monopolies Review - Third Edition -

Dec 2014 Titles Japanese Anti-monopoly Act - Annotated

Koubundou

Jul 2014 Articles The Dominance and Monopolies Review - Second Edition - (Japan Chapter)

The Dominance and Monopolies Review - Second Edition -

Feb 2014 Articles Chambers Legal Practice Guides - Merger Control 2014 (Japan Law & Practice)

Chambers Legal Practice Guides - Merger Control 2014

Jun 2013 Articles The Dominance and Monopolies Review - First Edition - (Japan Chapter)

The Dominance and Monopolies Review - First Edition -

May 2013 Articles The Public Competition Enforcement Review - Fifth Edition - (Japan Chapter)

The Public Competition Enforcement Review - Fifth Edition -

Sep 2012 Articles The Private Competition Enforcement Review - Fifth Edition - (Japan Chapter)

The Private Competition Enforcement Review

2012 Articles The Public Competition Enforcement Review - Fourth Edition - (Japan Chapter)

The Public Competition Enforcement Review - Fourth Edition -

Mar 2011 Articles The PLC Cross-border Competition Handbook 2011 (Japan Chapter)

The PLC Cross-border Competition Handbook 2011

2011 Articles The Public Competition Enforcement Review - Third Edition - (Japan Chapter)

The Public Competition Enforcement Review - Third Edition -

Sep 2010 Articles The Private Competition Enforcement Review - Third Edition - (Japan Chapter)

The Private Competition Enforcement Review

May 2010 Articles The Amendment of the Antimonopoly Law of Japan - Changes in Merger Control

The American Lawyer, May 2010

Mar 2010 Articles Comparative Legal Study of Technical Measures for Content Protection

"Comparative Legal Study of Technical Measures for Content Protection"(Report for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

May 2009 Articles The Public Competition Enforcement Review (Japan Chapter)

THE PUBLIC COMPETITION ENFORCEMENT REVIEW

Mar 2009 Articles TRIPS Consistency of Laws and Practices concerning the Enforcement of IPR in Ukraine

TRIPS Study Group Report

Oct 2006 Titles Dispute Practices of Anti-Monopoly Law

Shojihomu

Jan 2006 Articles Amended Antitrust Law Series No. 1 (Summary of the Amendment)

NBL No. 825

Newsletters

Jun 2009 The Amendment of the Japanese Merger Filing Regulation (June, 2009)
May 2008 The Proposed Amendment of the Japanese Merger Filing Regulation (May, 2008)

Seminars

In the press

May 2016 Web
Interviews
MLex (May 27, 2016)

Achievements

Mar 2016 Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2016
Mar 2016 Asian-MENA Counsel - Deals of the Year 2015
Feb 2016 Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016
Feb 2016 Best Lawyers
Dec 2015 The NIKKEI "Most successful lawyers in 2015"
Nov 2015 The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016
Sep 2015 Who's Who Legal: Japan 2015
Aug 2015 Asialaw Profiles 2016 - The Guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Domestic Law Firms
Jun 2015 Best Lawyers
Apr 2015 Asian-MENA Counsel - Deals of the Year 2014
Mar 2015 Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2015
Feb 2015 Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015
Dec 2014 The NIKKEI "Most successful lawyers in 2014"
Nov 2014 The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015
Nov 2014 Asialaw Profiles 2015 - The Guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Domestic Law Firms
Oct 2014 Best Lawyers
Sep 2014 Who's Who Legal: Japan 2014
Jul 2014 Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2014
Jun 2014 ALB Japan Law Awards 2014
Mar 2014 Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2014
Feb 2014 Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014
Dec 2013 The NIKKEI "Most successful lawyers in 2013"
Nov 2013 Asialaw Profiles 2014 - The Guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Domestic Law Firms
Nov 2013 The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014
Jun 2013 The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2013
Jun 2013 ALB Japan Law Awards 2013
Apr 2013 Best Lawyers
Mar 2013 Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2013
Mar 2013 Chambers Asia-Pacific 2013
Dec 2012 The NIKKEI "Most successful lawyers in 2012"
Nov 2012 The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2013
Oct 2012 PLC Which Lawyer?
Sep 2012 Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2012
Jun 2012 The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2012
May 2012 PLC Which Lawyer?
Mar 2012 Best Lawyers
Mar 2012 Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2012
Mar 2012 Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012
Nov 2011 The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2012
Nov 2011 The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2011
Aug 2011 Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011
Apr 2011 Chambers Asia-Pacific 2011
Dec 2010 The Nikkei "Most successful lawyers in 2010"
Nov 2010 Impressive reputation according to Legal 500 2010/2011.
Aug 2010 Recommended by Best Lawyers
Jul 2010 Impressive reputation according to The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2010
Jul 2010 Impressive reputation according to PLC Which Lawyer? 2010
May 2010 Impressive reputation according to Chambers Asia - Asia's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010
May 2010 Impressive reputation according to Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010
Nov 2009 Impressive reputation according to Legal 500 2009/2010.
Oct 2009 The International Who's Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers 2009
Apr 2009 Impressive reputation according to Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009
Apr 2009 Impressive reputation according to PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2009
Apr 2009 The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists 2009
Feb 2009 Recommended by Best Lawyers
Dec 2008 Impressive reputation according to Chambers Asia - Asia's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009
Nov 2008 Impressive reputation according to Legal 500 2008/2009.
Jul 2008 Recommended by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2008
Apr 2008 The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists 2008
Feb 2008 Impressive reputation according to Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2008
Nov 2007 Impressive reputation according to Legal 500 2007/2008.
Nov 2007 Impressive reputation according to Chambers Asia - Asia's Leading Lawyers for Business 2008

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